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Stephen Colbert Brings Jon Stewart Out of Retirement to ‘Make Sense’ of Trump’s Candidacy (Video)

The “Late Show” host hunted down two former “Daily Show” characters to help him deal with the fact that none other than Donald J. Trump is the GOP’s pick for president.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Daily Show’ Finds the NRA Defends Constitutional Amendments, as Long as They’re Gun-Related (Video)

“Daily Show” correspondent Desi Lydic realizes the National Rifle Association is certainly big on the Constitution, just not on the First Amendment nor on any amendments that come after the Second, when she visits the gun lobby convention in Louisville, Ky.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Samantha Bee Completely Nailed It in Her ‘Full Frontal’ Debut

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet

“The Republicans laid out a banquet of all-you-can-eat crazy,” the former “Daily Show” correspondent said.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Trevor Noah Fills Us In on What We Missed Over the Holidays — Guns, Trump and More

2016 has already started off as an eventful year for political comedy.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Trevor Noah Impersonates Ben Carson Over and Over Again

In this “Daily Show” compilation, host Trevor Noah lowers his energy level to better impersonate Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: ‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah and Hassan Minaj Turn the Tables on Donald Trump, the ‘White ISIS’

“The Daily Show” comedians draw an enlightening comparison between Islamic State and Donald Trump that will have you nodding all day.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Visits ‘The Daily Show’ to Explain Absurd Congressional Inaction

Congress has failed to renew funding for the medical treatment of 9/11 first responders who got cancer by breathing in contaminated air—after the government had told them it was safe. Appalled by the inaction, a bearded Jon Stewart tells Trevor Noah how he stopped by senators’ offices to try to shame the officials into doing something.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Trevor Noah on the COP21 Conference and the Suppression of Activism in Paris

The climate change conference is underway in Paris, and although French authorities have banned environmentalists from protesting after the recent terrorist attacks, activists have found a novel way to express their concerns about climate change.

Posted on Dec 2, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Trevor Noah Slams Mike Huckabee for Comparing Syrian Refugees to Food

The “Daily Show” host recently discovered that GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee seems to have a bit of an obsession with bizarre food metaphors.

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Trevor Noah Denounces American Politicians’ Racist Responses to the Paris Attacks

The “Daily Show” host lambastes certain politicians for the “bat shit crazy” comments they delivered in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Jon Stewart: Donald Trump Is an ‘Internet Comment Troll’ Running for President

“Are we really doing this Donald Trump thing? We’re really doing that as a country?” the former “Daily Show” host said of the GOP presidential front-runner.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Trevor Noah: The Missouri Football Team Is Teaching Americans How to Protest

After analyzing the series of events that recently occurred at the University of Missouri, the “Daily Show” host figured out the secret behind how to effect change in the United States.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Trevor Noah Mocks Cops Afraid Of People Filming Police Activity

“The Daily Show” host explains how absurd it is, in the post-Ferguson era, that police are said to live in fear that “someone might whip out a phone and brutally film them.”

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Citizens United Is Headed for the California Ballot: Here’s What You Need to Know

All eyes will be on a state advisory referendum that’s expected to galvanize protests against a broken political process.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Trevor Noah on Ben Carson’s Genius Plans to Deal With Mass Shootings

After the recent shooting in Oregon, the Republican presidential candidate suggested some interesting ways we could tackle mass shootings in the U.S. And by interesting, we mean insensitive and insane, of course.

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: That Time Jon Stewart Showed a Juan Cole Clip on al-Qaida

By Juan Cole

Jon Stewart is the most brilliant man on television, and Steve Colbert said it well: that we’ve all learned “how to do our jobs” from him—our job being to be critical consumers of information and news.

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Aug 7, 2015 ENLARGE


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Posted on Aug 6, 2015 ENLARGE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart: Top Republicans Flock to California for a Chance to ‘Gobble Some Koch’

The Koch brothers have pledged to spend “over a billion dollars to buy the next election,” so is anyone surprised to see Republican candidates groveling at the billionaires’ feet? Certainly not the “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Won’t Let an Ethiopian Anthropologist ‘Jump In on the Trump Action’

In a clip dedicated to President Obama’s trip to Africa, the “Daily Show” host marvels at the fact that “across all the world’s cultures, the two things we share seem to be music and Trump jokes.”

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Blasts Conservatives for Their ‘Arguments Against the Progress of Humankind’

After a momentous week for the Supreme Court and the nation, was it too much to ask that right-wingers refrain from spewing bigoted and misguided statements about the end of democracy?

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart to Bobby Jindal: ‘Crank It Up!’

After Donald Trump’s over-the-top presidential announcement—imbued with racist and offensive comments—Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal needed to come out swinging, said the “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jessica Williams Tells Jon Stewart Why a Woman on a Bill Is No Big Deal

In a new segment for “The Daily Show,” the ever-charming Jessica Williams argues that not only is the effort to put a woman on the $10 bill half-assed and way too late, the real issue we should be preoccupied with is the gender pay gap.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: For the Sake of Comedy, Jon Stewart Begs Donald Trump to Make Good on His Promise to Run

After learning that Donald Trump hadn’t filed his paperwork to officially begin his campaign as a presidential candidate, the comedian nearly abandons “The Daily Show” early.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEOS: John Oliver and Jon Stewart on the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

“The first time the Confederate flag was ‘used in a racist way’ was the exact second they finished sewing the very first one,” comedian John Oliver notes.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Loses His Cool in a Gut-Wrenchingly Honest Monologue on the Charleston Shooting

Beginning with an apology for his inability to deliver comic relief on Thursday in the wake of the church shooting in South Carolina, the “Daily Show” host gave a long speech about racial tensions in the United States and, above all, how frustrating it is that America won’t do “jack shit” even in the face of vicious attacks from within.

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart on Donald Trump: ‘America’s Id Is Running for President!’

Stewart calls Trump’s announcement that he is entering the race for the White House “over half an hour of the most beautifully ridiculous jibber-jabber ever to pour forth from the mouth of a batshit billionaire.”

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart Fires Off at Abercrombie and United Airlines for Discriminating Against Muslims

Jon Stewart explains that in interacting with Muslims—particularly those who want to drink a can of soda on a United Airlines flight or fold T-shirts at Abercrombie & Fitch—American businesses are more than willing to discriminate.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: If the Patriot Act Is Working So Poorly, Why Are These Guys Adamant We Have to Keep It?

Though it seems our nation did not collapse after the Patriot Act expired Sunday night, some politicians would have you believe the end is drawing nigh. The “Daily Show” host, however, begs to differ.

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart on Jeb Bush’s Iraq Blunder: Is Learning From the Past a Disservice to Soldiers?

The “Daily Show” host combs through every one of Jeb Bush’s answers to the simple question posed by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: Knowing what we know now, would you have gone to Iraq? What he finds is both ridiculous and hilarious.

Posted on May 19, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart Highlights Media Hypocrisy in Coverage of White Riots Vs. Baltimore Protests

With a video montage of Americans rioting over incredibly important things such as sports and pumpkins, “The Daily Show” host exposes the double standard on reporting when it comes to the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore.

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart Bashes Congress for Over-Congratulating Itself for Fixing a Problem It Created

Inspired by our legislators’ recent celebration of their bipartisan “Doc-Fix” Medicare measure, Jon Stewart and other “Daily Show” correspondents imagine what life would be like if “normal people” reacted the way Congress does to “the dutiful executing of basic occupational tasks.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: Turning the Last Moments of Someone’s Life Into ‘Newsac’ Robs Them of Their Humanity

The news media trend of displaying teaser videos with clips of the deaths of Walter Scott and Eric Garner on loops is despicable at best. And, as “The Daily Show” host points out, it’s a trend we have to “nip in the bud, because it’s not going anywhere. ... The ubiquity of cellphones is far outpacing police awareness of the ubiquity of cellphones.”

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Ad Is Boring as Shit

The “Daily Show” host weighs in on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s big—albeit anticlimactic—announcement about running for president.

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Interview With Jon Stewart May Make Your Jaw Drop

Ever wonder how the U.S. government justifies making an annual $60 billion off students? Allow Sen. Elizabeth Warren to explain.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: When Gays Want Equality, It’s Militancy; When Christians Deny Service, It’s Freedom

The “Daily Show” host dedicated two segments Monday night to discussing Indiana’s heinous Religious Freedom Restoration Act, including a witty bit on “pizza hate.”

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart Defends ‘Daily Show’ Host Choice: ‘Trevor Noah Will Earn Your Trust’

Addressing some of the controversy surrounding Comedy Central’s decision to hire Trevor Noah as the new host of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart made a plea Monday night to his audience to give Noah a chance.

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


These Clips of Jon Stewart’s Best Fox News, CNN and MSNBC Takedowns Will Make You Miss Him Already

No one has done more to combat the bullshit aired on cable news than Jon Stewart has over the years, but as the soon-to-be-retired “Daily Show” host puts it, it’s tough to work in “media counter-errorism.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



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One of America’s Most Prominent Islam Bashers Has a Long History of Making Things Up

On a March 23 episode of “The Daily Show,” Somali-born author and anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali made a staggering claim: “If you look at 70 percent of the violence in the world today, Muslims are responsible,” she told host Jon Stewart.

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 READ MORE



How One ‘Daily Show’ Clip May Have Changed the Lives of Thousands of Veterans

Who knew comedy had such power to bring about change?

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Solves the American Gender Pay Gap. Not.

How idealistic can one man making a heartfelt call for pay equality be? Jon Stewart finds out in a recent “Daily Show” segment.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: Congress Only Cares About Soldiers When They’re Fighting Wars, Not When They’re in Need

In a scathing segment on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the “Daily Show” host highlights how our government officials have no problem overspending on wars, but they cut every corner they can with veterans’ health.

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart Calls Fox News Out on Its Hypocrisy and Racism Regarding Ferguson

“The lesson Fox News is getting at is very clear,” says the “Daily Show” host: “ ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if people who jumped to conclusions and peddled a false, divisive, anger-stoking narrative had to apologize for misleading America?’ ”

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: The Media Bend Over Backward to Negate the Role of Race in Prejudiced Acts

The racial tensions that date to the founding of the United States are constantly being swept under the rug rather than confronted. But the “Daily Show” host has had just about enough of “racism deniers.”

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: ‘Republicans Aren’t Warning Iran About Obama, They’re Warning Iran About Themselves’

Recently, 47 senators signed a letter warning Iranian leaders that any deal they struck with President Obama would last only as long as Congress allowed. But while it’d be nice to call such childish behavior by America’s leaders unprecedented, boy, does it have a precedent.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: Even If Hillary Used a Personal Email Account at State, Didn’t the NSA Keep a Record?

The “Daily Show” host makes an important (and humorous) point about the most recent attempt at a Hillary Clinton scandal.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart on ‘Bibi’s Big Adventures’ in America

“It was a festival of slights,” remarked the “Daily Show” host about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday.

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Candy Hearts for Jon Stewart









Posted on Feb 14, 2015 ENLARGE



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Stewart, Williams and Thick Skins

Many years ago, a politician complained to me about journalists who loved to dish it out but bristled at any criticism directed their way.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE


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